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Philly Tech Week 2019

Philly Tech Week is a week-long celebration of technology and innovation happening throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. There’s something for everyone! The 9th Annual Philly Tech Week took place May 3 - 11, 2019.

Save the Date! The 10 Year Anniversary of Philly Tech Week will take place: May 1-9, 2020.

Visit the 2020 site here & use the boxes to the right to start your #PTW20 prep!

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Track Conferences

Philly Tech Week is organized into 7 different tracks (Creative, Access, Dev, Civic, Business, Media and Sciences). You can search for events that match your interests by clicking on one of the track icons.

Technical.ly also organizes Conference Days focused around some of these tracks. Click on the “Get Conference Tickets” button to learn more.

  • Where art and technology collide. Think: video games, digital art, community initiatives.
  • The strategy around technology coverage & promotion. Think: content marketing, digital marketing strategy, social networks.
  • Discussing diversity and education issues that affect everyday citizens. Think: digital divide, digital education.
  • The impact of technology on government and civil society. Think: digital media, civic hacking, open data.
  • Where programmers, designers, developers and project managers come together. Think: coding, front and back-end development, and more.
  • The startup and business community conversation. Think: venture capital, startups, bootstrapping, entrepreneur stories.
  • Where leaders in healthcare, the sciences, economic development, public health and academia come together. Think: commercialized technology, creating connectivity, influencing policy.

Map of Events

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Speakers

Find out where these awesome speakers will be throughout the week!

Omar Grant

OMAR GRANT DIRECTOR, CREATIVE – NEW YORK As Director, Creative, New York for Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), Omar Grant is responsible for discovering, signing and fostering the growth of songwriters and producers in the R&B, hip-hop and gospel genres. In addition, Grant oversees showcases, workshops and panels aimed at educating and supporting the creative community. He reports directly to BMI Vice President, Creative, Atlanta, Catherine Brewton. Since joining BMI in 2017, Grant has been instrumental in signing and fostering the growth of decorated songwriters and producers in the R&B, hip-hop and gospel genres, such as 2019 GRAMMY-Award winning producer Ayo, Ari Lennox, Pi’erre Bourne, TrifeDrew, Lil TJay, Maddox Grayson, and STREETRUNNER. Grant has also spearheaded many of BMI’s signature programs including “How I Wrote That Song®” surrounding the 2018 GRAMMY Awards, “Songwriters Social Club”, and the hip-hop “Know Them Now” series where he was responsible for bringing the primarily Atlanta-based showcase to New York City. Before coming to BMI, Grant worked at BET Networks where he was the director of BET’s Music Matters, a broadcast and digital platform that promotes both emerging and well-established talent through original programming, monthly events and nationwide tours. Grant was responsible for scouting talent, managing all live events and the supervision of new marketing strategies and releases. Prior to BET Networks, he worked at AOL in Television Production where he developed, managed and executed creative show concepts for on-air programming. Grant received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management and Operations from Nyack College.



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Will Walsh

Will Walsh leads a team of UX professionals in Vanguard’s International division and is responsible for creating global digital experiences for financial advisors and institutions that balance the cultural nuances and maintains brand equity.

Before joining Vanguard, Will led UX for Sidecar, a local Philly startup and spent 10 years at Comcast as a UX Director where he helped shape the future of the TV experience and transform the frontline experience for techs and agents.

There is no single path a user takes and it’s up to us to guide and delight them at every juncture.



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Brian Orrell

Mr. Brian Orrell has more than 25 years of technology consulting experience in a variety of industries and technologies. His emphasis is on the delivery of enterprise solutions. His areas of expertise include designing, developing and maintaining distributed systems, mobility, cloud platforms and artificial intelligence.

Mr. Orrell has led large-scale development engagements for large utility companies, airlines, educational organizations, shipping companies and non-profit organizations. His technical experience has led to multiple speaking engagements regarding the management of large-scale development projects and custom software development. Mr. Orrell has also taught courses on development methodology, design and systems thinking.

Mr. Orrell has served at BSG Alliance IT and has served in leadership positions at Southwest Airlines, Tactica Technology Group and Hitachi Consulting. His leadership experience includes managing teams to deliver: online bill pay services for a large utility; a scheduling and tracking system for a large airline; an online educational testing system for states; a supply-chain tracking and routing system for one of the largest logistics companies in the world.

In his role as CTO at Pariveda Solutions, he focuses on the emerging technologies that will provide strategic value for Pariveda and its clients.



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Jeanine Heck

Jeanine Heck serves as Vice President of AI Product in the Technology Product & experience (TPX) organization of Comcast Cable. In this role, Jeanine works closely with research & engineering to bring artificial intelligence into Xfinity products. She was the founding product manager for the X1 voice remote, and in her twelve years at Comcast, has worked on a variety of initiatives across all consumer product areas, including video, home security and customer support.



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Christopher Molaro

Christopher Molaro is a 2010 graduate of USMA where he graduated with a degree in Engineering Management and commissioned as a Field Artillery Officer. He deployed with the First Cavalry Division as a platoon leader to Iraq in 2011 and was awarded a Bronze Star. In 2017 he earned his Masters in Business Administration from The Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania. He is now the founder and CEO of NeuroFlow, a digital mental health technology company used in hundreds of clinics and hospitals that was recently named a top mental health company by MedTech Boston and most innovative technology by the 2018 Psych Congress. He resides in Philadelphia with his wife, Erica.



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Alex Lin

Alex leads the Grubhub big data infrastructure and platform teams. He has over 10 years of experience building and scaling big data and machine learning platforms. Prior to joining Grubhub, he worked as principal architect for Intelligent Mining where he worked on a number of big data and machine learning projects. Alex is a subject matter expert of all things data at Grubhub and he's passionate about building data solutions that help the business excel.



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Stephen Babcock Technically

Stephen Babcock is the Assistant Editor for Technical.ly. Stephen Babcock began reporting for Technical.ly in Baltimore in 2014. A graduate of Northeastern University, he moved to Baltimore following stints in New Orleans and Rio Arriba County, New Mexico. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Baltimore Fishbowl, NOLA Defender, NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune and the Rio Grande Sun.



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Sean Darras

Sean Darras is a passionate impact entrepreneur who has been involved with numerous ventures throughout his career. His most recent venture, LUXTECH, was named Philadelphia’s 7th fastest growing company. Sean graduated from the University of Delaware where he studied business and engineering.



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Sponsors

Philly Tech Week wouldn’t be possible without our amazing sponsors. Opportunities are still available. Check out our Sponsorship Prospectus and email business@technical.ly for more info.

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VanguardCernerPower Home RemodelingElsevierMonetateTD Bank
Business Track
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EMSDCRelayVanguard Innovation StudioUniversity of PennsylvaniaSaul EwingPariveda Solutions
Media Track
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Harmelin Media
Creative Track
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Think Company
Civic Track
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Accenture
Sciences Track
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Temple UniversityUniversity of PennsylvaniaIndependence Blue Cross

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